Combining elements of Greek tragedy with contemporary devised theatre, Cradle Two Grave uses authentic found recordings, interviews, original music and raw text to draw its audience into the ongoing tug-of-war between twin sisters and chronic mental illness. While our patient Frances takes us on a journey through the fraught history of mental illness by way of her own experiences in and out of treatment, her twin sister, Mo, grapples with her own fears and frustrations. Mo ultimately comes to terms with that which she cannot control - her sister’s diagnosis, and her unconditional love for the diagnosed.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MORGAINE GOODING-SILVERWOOD
CHOREOGRAPHED/ASST DIRECTED BY RAQUEL CHAVEZ
SCRIPT CONSULTANT/DRAMATURGE: FRANCIS GOODING-SILVERWOOD
ASSISTANT PRODUCERS: TRAVIS BROWN AND MORGAINE GOODING-SILVERWOOD
CAST: NAOMË ANTOINETTE (FRANCES), MORGAINE GOODING-SILVERWOOD (MO), GREEK CHORUS: PATRICIA SABULIS, KORINNE WINTER, TERRA CHANEY, SARAH SUZUKI, SARAH KOWALSKI, FIONA RAE BRUNNER, BILLIE WYATT
CREATIVE TEAM: OLEANDER FURMAN (STAGE MANAGER), VIVIENNE LINSLEY (SET), TRAVIS BROWN (SOUND), ELIZABETH SCHWEITZER (LIGHTING)